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? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply meaningful, an important opportunity, a chance to reset the political conversation, and aides concede to me, it's no easy task. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: a second inaugural, a second chance for president barack obama. he used his first address to issue a grim warning about th
. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, washington. >> that really is an amazing stat, if you think about it. that she could have a $14 million impact on one designer just by wearing the dress. that's how the intensity and exposure is. and jason, after the first inauguration four years ago, he launched into making candles and doing a furniture line. every media outlet carries this story. i generally don't care, but i find the economics around it interesting, at least. >> what shoes was she wearing? >> rebox? i don't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >>
's fashion and the daughters', as well. we see mrs. obama, just before they went into the church, st. john's episcopal church. >> american designer, thom browne, and j. crew and kate spade for the girls. tim gunn has been watching with us. tim, tell us what you've seen so far. >> good morning, diane. good morning, george. i've seen a thrilling, thrilling morning, i have to say. very exciting. and gorgeous clothes. the first lady and the daughters look magnificent. >> tell us about this designer thom browne. i heard this morning that about $14 million in free advertising, every time the president's wife wears a new outfit and the designer is mentioned. >> i'm not surprised to hear that. but i will share with you that i was very surprised to hear that thom browne was the designer. thom browne is very well-known for avant-garde men's wear. i thought, mrs. obama is wearing thom browne. but what a gorgeous coat. >> i know mrs. obama has spoken about the issue of clothes, that she came into this never thinking that much about what she was wearing. realized it was going to be every day of her lif
, the family's come through it well. take a look at how worried mrs. obama seemed to be about the toll on their family back in 2007 compared to how they reacted to barbara walters just last month. >> obama had to persuade his wife to let him run. political campaigns make her feel like a single mother. >> does it put strains on the marriage from time to time? >> oh, no. [laughter] >> absolutely it has. >> so why were you hugging her so hard? >> because i love my wife. like every marriage, you have your ups and you have your downs. but if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens. chris: we're kind of amazed at the candor there, maybe it's self-deprecation. ups and downs? we think of them as the most calm, stable people in the world. what do you think of their averageness? >> isn't that partly why people have responded so well to them? in a way they're revolutionary. the first black family in the white house. but in another way they're just like other families. and the way he talks there about the ups and downs and the way she teases him about, yeah, of
ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and he will shall seize it together. >> reporter: the speech was rooted in history and fittingly on this holiday, reverend martin luther king jr.'s dream. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal. >> the past made modern with first-time references to climate change, immigration reform and sexual equality. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we committed to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: foreign policy absent from his address, though he heralded the end of a decade of war, and touted the economy. >> the commitments we may teach each other, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> reporter: the president mostly refrained from partisan jabs but appeared to single out his former gop opponent mitt
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but, he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. >> all right. the white house called the ad repugnant and cowardly. i think they are right. can i say something about this partisan back and forth. we have just come out of a heinous mass murder atrocity which is of course a complete national tragedy. all right. is it possible, just once that the republicans and the nra and democrats and the president can stop this cheap unseemly squabbling just once? may we have a civilized conversation about what this nation can do to avoid another horrible sandy hook? all i want, all i want is a civil conversation. there's a lot of very complex pieces here and they need the best minds to figure this out. i just want the squabbling to stop. this is worst than the fiscal squabbling and the debt ceiling. you know why? the stakes are higher. we're talking human liv
the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during mr. obama's first inauguration. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> you are right. i was there four years ago, and it was frigid. let me ask you about security at the inaugurations. the crowd is smaller this time around, but i'm sure the security is just as tight? >> it is absolutely just as tight. there will be 13,000 military and law enforcement officials here scattered among the crowds. there will be some plane clothed officers, bomb sniffing calls and there will be s.w.a.t. teams located in key positions along the parade route. there will be surveillance monitoring everybody here. there is no significant credible threat but law enforcement is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos righ
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they
by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but it is just another elitist hipocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> sounds familiar. it is the same point i made a month ago. jay carney responded, most americans agree that the president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack that is repugnant and cowardly, meanwhile kids were front and center with obama as they announced his plan for cutting gun violence. the white house released letters written by the youngsters like this one from an 11-year-old named julia who wrote, quote, i know that laws have to be passed by congress but i beg you to try hard to make guns no the allowed. not just for me, but for the whole united states. how generous. the kids have spoken. is the gun debate now over? >> no, it is not over. i didn't realize they were employing the children to inform the policiment apparently he
, mr. obama will train more mental health counselors and expand access to mental off health services in schools. he the president summarized his goals at monday's press t conference. >> my starting point is not to nt is not worry about the politics. is t my starting point is to focus ones what makes sense, what works. >> reporter: all this will be unveiled before a group of unveiled children surrounding the president.dren sur they were invited because they were wrote the white house after the newtown massacre pressing their aft sorrow and fear.sacre on the eve of his announcement the national rifle association on posted this web ad announce ingdenouncing him for using secret service for his protection for his daughters but denouncing armed guards in daug schools. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy. pay their fair share of taxes but he's another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. >> reporter: the white house had no reaction to this nra accusation. and the coming gun control fight the white house expects very intense resistance on capitol hill to
. having to wait more than five months for the election for fdr to take control. mr. obama will take the oath of office four times, jon. >> there was an interesting story about the vice-president's swearing-in as well. a little commerce intruding? >> reporter: that was held early this morning to accommodate justice sonia sotomayor's plans for a book signing in new york. the constitution stipulates the old president's term ends a second before noon on january 20th, but there's no such time set out for the vice-president. mr. biden really wantedwanted justice so toe mior t -- sonia o toe mior to administer the offer. >> i want to explain what a wonderful honor it was and how much out of her way the justice had to go. she's due in new york, has to leave right now. i apologize. we're going to walk out. her car is waiting so she can catch a train. i hope i haven't caused her to miss it. >> reporter: her book is called my beloved world, much of it about growing up in the bronx, a place she is absolutely devoted to, jon. >> wendell goler. do we know, did she make the book signing? >> report
are not foreclosed to them because so much of what mr. obama said last time around remains true today. our nation is at war against the far-reaching network of violence and hatred. our economy is badly weakened. homes have been lost. jobs shed. businesses shuttered. our health care is too costly. our schools fail too many. >> most of that speech he could give almost word for word again right now because so little has changed. in that speech he talks about wanting to end two wars, too many people are out of work, reaching out to the muslim world, reforming our schools, ending the fiscal crisis, so there's all kinds of redundancies that i think he can't go back to. >> reporter: aides to the president tell fox news his second inaugural will be different but not because he's penned in by stubborn conditionings but to the contrary, because the nation itself is in such a fundamentally different place than the dark days of early '09. one presidential historian who recently interviewed the president for rolling stone magazine counseled mr. obama to use the address to address what the president himself la
the president. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama and mrs. obama accompanied by senator charles e. schumer and mrs. schumer. ♪ >> the president circulating in the statuary hall in the capitol. it's one of the larger spaces. >> it's the old house before the civil war. that was the house of representatives. >> it's one of the biggest places that you can put a large ceremonial event. these events, these luncheons post-inaugural luncheons have grown to be rather unwieldy over the years, and they shrunk them down to the point where there's still, like, what, hundreds of people there. it's not the sort of thing that goes on for hours and hours and hours. simply so that we can get the inaugural parade underway before dark. >> you notice that the first lady changed? >> yes. >> see, this is like a wedding almost. you have the -- have you to rush away to the car at the end and do the whole thing. i always thought it was interesting. the president -- i remember reagan came back and had to change before his inaugural parade after the ceremony. >> do we get to cover any of this? do
's room for signing ceremony. mr. obama and dr. biden will go to the side. sergeant-at-arms and paul irving will announce and signing will begin. mike emanuel in the row taund today. to you. >> reporter: we see lawmakers coming into the capitol rotunda. the president is obviously in great spirits. this obviously is a happy day for him and his family and for the american people. this is uniquely american day. the president seemed to be in great spirits. said hello to supporters as coming through. very deliberate in his steps. definitely looked around and observed beautiful artwork here in the rotunda and made his way to very ornate room in the united states capitol, the president's room. just off the senate chambers. so. not his first time going through the process. definitely seemed to take a some moments to enjoy the view, recognizing the magnitude of this moment, shep. shepard: mike, thanks. we have a presidential historian and dean of the school of communication at hofstra university, on long island, new york. evan joins us. it thoughts briefly what we just witnessed? >> i think f
of the united states, mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by secretary of the senate nancy erikson, clerk of the house of representatives, karen h0. 0s, mrs. schubert, mrs. reed and -- [cheering] >> next up we're going to see the approach and about to be announced of vice president, the world's happiest guy, bill biden. don't think we have ever seen him except in times of national crises without that smile on his face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he k
, the next four years won't be just an adjustment for sasha and malia, but also for mr. and mrs. obama, who, like it or not, are going to have to preparing for someth else. the empty nest. >> big empty nest. that's for sure. it's amazing how they have grown up over the four years. >> when we see the pictures, they say the pictures are a thousand words. you see the little girls and now they're as tall as their mom. >> we were both commenting on the same thing yesterday. >> i wish the obamas only the best. enjoy these girls while they're still at home because you're right, pretty soon they will be off to college. >>> the eyes of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest pri
anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this, bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo, and of course, happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the united states. >> any more acronyms for us? >> no. but i like the bangs. >> me too. >>> she was famous for decades of sage advice combined with pithy one-liners. we'll remember the mentor, the advice columnist to millions, dear abby. stay with us. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. >>> for millions of people over the dec
them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to acknowledge the political challenges ahead. >> will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. i'm confident there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: meanwhile in newtown monday, a poignant reminder of the sandy hook tragedy. >> it's been one month since i lost my loved one. >> reporter: the sandy hook promise, pushing for a national dialogue about guns in america to make sure what happened in newtown doesn't happen again. >> this is a promise to truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. >> reporter: even as official washington gets ready for the president's inauguration next week, the political climate heading into the second term feels a lot like it has at the end of the first, as the president battles with house republicans over the nation's credit card limit otherwise known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsib
service members is almost 11%. compare that to 7.5% for people who are nonveterans. mrs. obama is challenging other businesses to follow walmart's lead. >>> and as president obama prepares to be sworn in, his kenyan half-brother is preparing a campaign. ma'lik obama tells cnn he's running for governor of a county in kenya where his and the president's father was born. he says president obama gave him the advice to, quote, have thick skin, be honest, and be sincere. ma'lik and president obama are quite close. each served as the other's best man at their weddings. good luck to him. >>> facebook is unveiling a very cool new feature it's calling graph search. it scours the massive social network to answer more sophisticated searches, like, who are my friends living in washington, and maybe find photos of kate and joe, if you so choose. for now, graph search focusing on four main areas, people, photos, places, and interests, pulling data from 1 billion profiles, 24 billion photos, and 1 trillion connections. it is amazing how much is on the facebook, joe. >> it is. >>> he covered la
of the united states, barak h obama and mrs. obama accompanied by charles schumer and mrs. schumer. [applause]. ♪ >> as we get ready to start this luncheon we're going to take a quick break, and keep is here on fox as our inauguration coverage continues. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. we are the george washington university... go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i'i invest in what i know.r. i turned 65 last week. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the long haul. i see a w
by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another a leak is a hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for hid -- his kids and gun free zones for ours. >> the conversation on reducing gun violence will continue on "washington journal" tomorrow morning. we're asking gun owners to collin to comment on president obama's proposals. then a roundtable on possible new gun laws with the brady center and the executive director of gun owners for america. then calls from teachers, parents, and students -- are they in favor of the police presence in schools? you can see "washington journal" lit every morning on c-span. >> connecticut school superintendent janet robinson gave a detailed account of the shooting, describing teachers to through themselves in front of students and assailant with enough ammunition to kill every person in the school. she is testifying before the house democratic policy committee. other -- speakers include the mayor of philadelphia, who called on the nra to remove its recent ad w
is the epicenter of the universe. secondly, mrs. pelosi becomes the speaker with president obama and there wasn't any bipartisanship. there was ramming through the stimulus and there was ramming through of cap and trade and no amendments, no discussions. boehner has reopened that up. this is a new beginning, the president's second term and if both sides take the view and sort of take a deep breath and say let's do the doable rather than setting ourselves up for 2014. >> how long does he have? >> do have to disagree with the total misreading. i was chairman of the committee and the notion we ran things through and i worked very closely with the republicans, with ben bernanke and all the republican bush appointees and we tried very hard to -- >> let's look forward, though. can people put these different opinions aside. you disagree with his take on how things went on. that's one of the problems. everybody in washington has been dug in. let's start gun control. doable? >> this deterioration started in 2010 with tea party domination. and what i'm saying now, it's promising. the last three votes on
in this process. >> you called governor romney, mr. prime minister, a good friend of israel. is barack obama a good friend of israel? >> no doubt in my mind. i was very close to president bush when he was president. we are still friends. what happens he was the best -- perhaps he was the best president from the point of view of israel ever in the history of the relations between the two countries. i don't know that what he supported in the context of a peace treaty between israel and the palestinians is different from what president obama said, so i don't understand why bush with his views was considered the best friend of israel, and he really was, but why if obama is considered by some to be hostile. i don't think he is hostile. i think he's been very friendly. he financed many of the security projects of israel at a time of deep economic crisis in the united states of america. i think that he proves that he is absolutely committed to the same principles, to the same values, and to the same policies that all presidents of america over the last at least 35 years that i can recall in my own
protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help you god. >> obama: so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> did he swallow his nocorette. >> stephanie: the united states? really? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: and then boner congratulated the president. he is like congratulations god speed. he said ladies and gentlemen welcome to the old hall of the house. the people's representatives met in this chambers overfive decades ago. >> remember when things were better! >> stephanie: i'm not saying he said it in a nostalgic way -- >> it sounded wistful if you will. [ mumbling ] >> you know what i'm talking about. >> i have no idea. >> no. [ mumbling ] >> stephanie: i'm going to eye roll you for saying something stupid. [ laughter ] >> which is most of the time. ahhhhh! >> stephanie: oh hilarious. hilarious. all right. so much to talk about -- okay how about let's do cut two. let's listen to some audio from yesterday. >> obama: today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meanings of those words with the realities of our time. for histor
a lot of confidence. when you look at the new york times interview of president obama, about the first term, valerie jalor has this about getting health reform passed after scott broun's victory. phil shairo said mr. president, unless you're feeling lucky, i don't know what the third way is. so the president gets up from his chair and he walks over and he looks out the window. and he says, phil, where are you? phil says i'm in the oval office. phil says what's my name? president obama. of course i'm feeling lucky. when you step back and think about it, what he's done and how unlikely it was and how unlikely it is, how do you tell him what can't be done? >> well, you have to take all of that together and look at what happened in the last election. not only did he come in with 51% of the vote, he also increased his majorities in the house and senate. so he's going to be able to take that through to actually getting some of these things passed. and, really, you've seen in his demeanor, really, since the election, you've seen him confident and show the reason for his confidence more than t
at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know after a divided first four years in office he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the white house that the next four years will be better than the last as far as actually washington working together. today he's going to be publicly sworn in from the capitol overlooking the national mall followed by the inaugural address. >> and today is expected to take on a less spectacular tone than came with the messages of hope and change that drew huge crowds in 2009. one thing that hasn't changed, "morning joe" -- >> we're here. >> yeah we're back
gave him bad at vice. people i spoke to blamed david axelrod for telling obama to go big and try to talk directly to the american people. it very clearly, mr. axle road, there's another gentleman who advised the president to keep looking down at notes, who had been in the debate prep as well. >> who was that? >> michael sheehan. then we go through benghazi, inside the war room there and end with the storm. >> what happened with benghazi? what happened? >> i think -- >> inside the war room? what were they trying to manage? >> i think what happened was that the white house itself was looking at benghazi as part of a larger conflageration in the middle east. and we seized on benghazi and focused on that. when they're in the war room the next week or two after they're thinking the entire middle east to central asia could go up in smoke. that's what they're concentrating on. once they realized the ambassador is missing and likely dead, all of a what would have been a bad, horrible news situation become this historic event. had that been happening on the politics side of it -- i don't
times," mr. president what about this criticism you get for being rather aloof and you don't really like to socialize with other members of congress? and president obama said that's not true! i'm a fun guy. >> obama: most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. >> yeah. >> bill: i like a good party. >> he's a real party animal. >> bill: he says when those members of congress come over here, by the way it is illustrative once a year, for the barbecue on the south lawn. we always have -- we have a great time, he says. >> obama: when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. but it doesn't prevent them from going on to the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist. >> bill: that kind of goes with the territory. >> yeah. i think every president has to deal with that. >> bill: yeah. there are those. but people tend to be nice. civil. somebody asked me the other day like when i get recogn
. in sum president obama told the world that liberals are the true defenders of the constitution. i don't know about you but it made me proud! all over again. to be a liberal. mr. president, thank you. and congratulations. that's it for today folks. tuesday, take it easy. come on back and see us right
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